When you enter in the main building you are immediately transported to the 18th century. For someone like me that comes from a "new" country having the experience of a wooden house, with fire places and all the Victorian atmosphere is a whole new experience. I went in October 2016, and the garden with all the falling leaves was a must for the view. Me and my father enjoyed the wine and cheese moment, in the living room and it was relaxing as if we were in a movie. The breakfast is outstanding. Blueberries muffins, waffles, cereal, fruits, coffee, juice and the egg mix - everyday something different - pleased me. Something that I think was the difference is that we have tea, coffee and an afternoon homemade cookie every day when we come back from some walking. Enjoyable! Camila Bona
During the year before our first visit to Mira Monte, my wife searched continually online for what she hoped would be the perfect B&B for our initial trip to Acadia Natl. Park and Bar Harbor. Now, 16 years later, she has never once searched for any other B&B in which to stay! We return multiple times during the year and find Mira Monte to always be our "hearts desire"! While the Inn was originally constructed in the mid 19th century, the quirky charm of each room with various Victorian furnishings and the comfort of the common areas , makes it a warm and inviting setting that belies its overall age. It feels as if you have come home to where you know you should be! Along with the appeal of the Inn itself, the staff is as accommodating and gracious in their interaction with the guests as they can possibly be. Over 16 years, we have been blessed to establish long term relationships with a number of the staff members. This only adds to our comfort of feeling as if it's our home away from home! You can find "family" in the neatest places! Also, one should never go hungry when staying here. The FULL breakfast buffet includes an amazing array of fruits, quiches, bakes, waffles and juices and coffees. Breakfast here can truly be the main meal of the day. Follow that up with afternoon wine and cheese in the parlor, and one is easily sated without having to "eat out" And last , but certainly not least, is the fact that the Inn is located just blocks from the downtown area of Bar Harbor. Park your car on premises and walk anywhere around town to restaurants and shops, library, theaters, and the fabulous "greens" and parks! Even Acadia Natl. Park can be reached on foot from MIra Monte. As much as possible, we plan to make Mira Monte our Maine destination whenever we travel! Gary and Jodie H.
We have stayed at Mira Monte many. many times over the years, and at many, many other inns in other locations. For us Mira Monte is the gold standard of B&B's. At roughly 150 years old, the main house is clearly not the newest, but each and every room has its own personality and charm. While many updated amenities have been added to make the accommodations more creature comfortable, they do not replace, but only enhance the warmth and friendly greetings found at the inn. We are truly as happy and content at Mira Monte as we are in our own home. Add the close proximity of wonderful Acadia National Park and the OUTSTANDING breakfast (far better than offered at any B&B we've experienced) you have a truly special vacation experience. Lynne and Mike S.
Sue and her Husband were such great host - so very friendly and forthcoming. We stayed at their place off-season and they still went through the "usual troubles" just for us (despite being the only ones there). Everthing is made up with so much love for the detail and Sue must own about 20.000 books! The house is super cozy, only the bed in the "Seregety" room is a bit narrow for two adults - but we managed ;) Also the breakfast was delicious!!
We stay at a lot of B&B's, including this trip, and this is in the top 3 of ALL the B&B's we have ever stayed. Everything from the reservation process to departure was outstanding. We have never stayed in a B&B, for example, where they had DVD's of the area and activities! The food was outstanding and the ambiance was superb. We highly recommend this to anyone in the Bar Harbor area.
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay here. Our bed was extremely comfortable, I even asked the owner where she bought her sheets. The breakfast was some of the best meals we had in Bar Harbor and the innkeeper Michael was amazing company. Really above and beyond
This was my second visit to the Primrose Inn. It was wonderful...just a I expected it to be. The Inn Keeper and her helpers were just awesome at taking special care of me and my traveling companion. I plan to visit again in the next year or so.
Jack and Jeani were friendly and wonderful. The property is gorgeous and the rooms are great. We stayed in the Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our time in there. It was great to have a whole place to ourselves when we wanted. Would love to stay with them again!
We were in room 1 for four nights, a nice room wth a balcony. Despite the cool weather we sat on the deck a few times. Good size room with two reading chairs. Excellent breakfast and coffee. Afternoon tea with a cookie or sweet. The owner is wonderful as are the entire staff. Looking forward to going back ASAP. Rick and Louise.
This was one of my favorite stays on a long adventure in the Maritimes and Acadia. Stacy and Ken and their wonderful staff are truly committed to fine hospitality, and have lovingly and skillfully tended a grand period home in the manner it deserves. I hope to return one day if they are still its owners.
Very nice place ... great service ... awesome breakfast ... feels like being home not at a hotel ...
This B 'n B is truly a gem. The hosts and staff are so attentive and thoughtful. The rooms are beautiful and clean. That is huge for me. An old home need not look old. It is well maintained. The breakfasts and evening reception are plentiful and delicious. Everything a B 'n B should be. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
This guest house is in a great location within walking distance to many excellent restaurants and shops. The owners were very welcoming and great hosts. The property is very well maintained and comfortable. The only surprise was no television or radio in the room, however, the room was spacious and very well maintained. Would highly recommend a stay here.
Manor House Inn is an absolute gem! Beautifully decorated rooms and common spaces, friendly and professional hosts, delicious, varied, home-cooked breakfast and afternoon tea time, all of it a 5-minute walk from town and for an extremely reasonable price. We absolutely loved our 3-night October stay at this beautiful inn and will certainly stay here again if we ever return to Bar Harbor.
Gracious hosts. Comfortable room. Great linens. Delicious and bountiful breakfasts. Only one bedroom on the main floor, so ask for it if you have mobility issues or can carry your luggage upstairs. Limited parking, but street parking was not hard to find. Easy walk to Harbor and/restaurants/shopping. Short drive to Acadia Natl. Park. Would highly recommend.
Our stay at the Ullikana was great. Roy and Helene were super nice hosts. The house has a lot of history and is in a perfect location. You can walk to everything within minutes. The breakfast was awesome. It's a cool place to just kick back and relax.
We tried to find lodging for our last minute plan to visit Acadia NP/Bar Harbor. The highly rated ones according to TripAdvisor or other sites were long fully booked. I stumbled on this B&B on TripAdvisor with great rating but only available for 2 of the evenings. After calling the inn, I was so happy to have all the lodging taken care of. The innkeepers are fantastic, friendly and gave wonderful advice from where to go, local favorites etc. Breakfast was great with local fruit and on the light side. The location is not far from the busy downtown area but it is a easy 10 min walk to shops and restaurants. We will definitely stay here again if we are back in Bar Harbor.
We traveled to Bar Harbor for our honeymoon and the Inn at Ullikana was absolutely beautiful. We love our rooms, the location, and of course...the tasty breakfast! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We had restful sleep and the owners were so very sweet and kind. Highly recommend!
The breakfast was great! The service was outstanding. The room was very small. The wine and cheese hour was fun- a great opportunity to interact with other guests. The location was very close to both the ocean and the town. The room was very small, but very clean. The innkeepers were both friendly and informative. Overall, a very good experience.
Roy and Helene were the most gracious and attentive hosts in this delightful inn. Our stay in Bar Harbor and the Ullikana was like living in a wonderfully mystic, Van Morrison tune. We loved every detail.
Everything -- every detail-- about the Primrose was just perfect. Beautiful, clean rooms, amazing food (breakfast and afternoon tea), sweet sweet ladies keeping it running, easy walk to town...all of it, just perfect. Would stay again and again.